Apparently college admissions officers look at Facebook

Hi, all you high school seniors out there, it’s time to hide those scandalous photos on your Facebooks. All Facebook, “The Unofficial Facebook Resource,” reported that the Kaplan Test Prep’s 2010 survey of college admissions officers shows that 82 percent of admission officers say their college of employment uses Facebook to assess prospective students. Although […]

Uncategorized

‘Breakup Notifier’ alum creates new love app for Facebook

Who needs superman when you have Dan Loewenherz ’09? Yale alum and creator of banned Facebook app “Breakup Notifier” comes once more to the rescue of lonesome hearts. After Facebook judged “Breakup Notifier” as “spam,” he has created “Crush Notifier,” an application that permits you to “crush” on your friends. (Of course, in the spirit […]

Uncategorized

Russian piano recordings played for first time

Priceless restored recordings of Russian piano pieces from the turn of the century were played for the first time ever Wednesday in William L. Harkness Hall. At the event, attended by about 35 students, faculty and members of the New Haven community, pianist and musicologist Elena Sorokina from the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory recounted the […]

Culture

Yalie develops relationship stalker Facebook app

Ever wondered what your high school crush is up to? How about your cute lab partner? After Facebook’s ingeniously creepy Friendship Pages, the social networking site once again comes to satisfy our darkest desires. The Breakup Notifier, developed by Yale alum Dan Loewenherz ’09, enables Facebook users to keep tabs of the relationship statuses of […]

Uncategorized

Gallery opens student-curated show “Embodied”

Student-organized art exhibitions are not the norm at the Yale University Art Gallery, but a rare one did open there this past Friday. The gallery is currently hosting a new exhibition titled “Embodied: Black identities in American Art,” the result of a collaborative curatorial effort with the David C. Driskell Center at the University of […]

Culture

Yale Twitter problems

Girl follows guy, guy follows girl but neither follows @jamesfranco. As part of a catching trend among Ivies (See @IvyKidProblems), Yale has two new fake student Twitter accounts, @yalegrlproblems and @yaleguyproblems that started tweeting last week: On Feb 18, @yaleguyproblems said: I told her I had mono. #notresponsible When on the same day @yalegrlproblem said: […]

Uncategorized

Good thing we’re “super-elite”

We didn’t need the latest study to tell us that Yale graduates have good career prospects, but apparently Columbia, MIT and Dartmouth graduates are not so lucky. According to a new study top-tier professional service firms only look to recruit graduates from “super-elite” universities: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford and the Wharton School of the University […]

Uncategorized

Yalies on board plane struck by lightning

UPDATED: 12:12 a.m. Yalies flying from Philadelphia to New Haven Friday had a rocky start to the semester. US Airways Flight 4507 was hit by lightning, Newsday reported. The plane then made an emergency landing at Long Island MacArthur Airport, and passengers were bused to destinations in Connecticut. Yale students were dropped off on the […]

Uncategorized

Singing scientists in new YouTube video

That’s why I chose chemical engineering? A video about the history of chemical engineering at Yale and the department was posted to YouTube Nov. 28. The video, called “A Reactor for Your Future” was a project for Principles of Chemical Engineering and Process Modeling, a class taught by professor Andre Taylor, and the objective was […]

Uncategorized

Goldberg talks performance art

At her talk at the School of Art on Monday, art historian curator and critic RoseLee Goldberg presented an abridged history of performance art, from the founding of the Futurism movement in 1909 to the present. Goldberg — the author of “Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present,” a leading text in the study of […]

Culture

Pataki ’67 for prez?

Will George Pataki ’67 be the next Yale-educated President of the United States? In a recent ABC “Top Line” segment, former-New York Governor and past chairman of the Conservative Party of the Yale Political Union, Pataki discussed the possibility of running for President in 2012. Pataki said that he is willing to run if he […]

Uncategorized